tv Eyewitness Noon News CBS May 24, 2010 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT
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criticism as the oil spills spread through the wetlands. hello, i'm don scott. >> and i'm jessica kartalija. hoosh about 65 miles of -- about 65 miles of louisiana coastline are covered in oil. check out the live look at the oil head. today, there's more frustration and anger. bp can't figure out how to stop that. here's joel brown with the latest. >> reporter: about 65 miles of the louisiana coast is covered in oil. bp is going to try top kill to stop the spill. they'll jab mud into the well and it's never been used in waters this deep. >> if it works, it will work wednesday and if not, we have other options. >> reporter: with patience running low, cabinet members are touring the gulf region for a progress update. >> i'm angry and frustrated
that bp has been unable to stop this well from leaking and stopping the pollution. >> reporter: the ruptured well spewed 6 million-gallons and the crude is seeping into the marshes. >> and you can see the oil on the pelicans and you can see the oiled birds not able to fly or swim. >> reporter: at least two areas where the pelicans nest are covered in crude and there's more oil covered birds in passing days. >> the worst nightmare has come true. >> reporter: the workers are building sand barriers to hold off the oil and they're pressing the government for more help. wjz, eyewitness news. and today, the university of maryland researcher predicts that the mid-atlantic beaches should be safe unless there's a hurricane and other strong storms. a big push from the school leaders to curb the bullying and this afternoon's report,
the districts have help from maryland's first lady. gigi barnett has the details. >> reporter: good afternoon, jessica and everyone. first lady katie o'malley says that the number of bullying cases in maryland and around the nation are alarming. that's why she's taking a week to fight it. >> reporter: in massachusetts, this 15-year-old committed suicide in january and police arrested three students for bullying her and in florida, a 5th grader hangedherself. in baltimore city, students were suspended after bullying. a little girl was beaten by three students. >> you can't put a band-aid on it -- you have to fix it >> reporter: the next step is preventing it. for that, the maryland first
lady signed on to help and marked this week as bullying awareness week. -- all kids know what it is and getting them to be aware of what to do about it. >> reporter: last school year, 1700 cases were reported around the state. some school leads fear that could be highier because the students are too afraid to come forward. >> it's not a serious thing and you have to deal with it. >> reporter: he's a 6th grader and he's seen it in the hallways and he says that cyber bullying is the worst. and students use the cell phones and internet. >> because of that, all of the texting and bad messages. they're stressed out all of the time. >> reporter: and mrs. o'malley sent the letters to the school district and that's the 24th district asking the teachers to set aside time this week. jessica, back to you inside.
thank you, and she'll plan on focusing on the bullying again in the fall. the police identified the 6 week old boy found dead over the weekend. today, the detectives are awaiting autopsy results. there were no signs of trauma, but the apartment was found in disarray. an emotional graduation at the university of virginia as yeardley love was awarded a posthumous degree. [ cheers and applause ] >> a cousin of the lacrosse player accepted her degree. she was discovered and found dead earlier in her off campus apartment. there >> a developing story from los angeles where the husband of britney murphy was found dead
five months after she died. ron has the details about the circumstances surrounding his death. good afternoon, ron. >> reporter: well, hi, jessica. the l aapd says that his death is from natural causes and the firefighters responded to the emergency call before 10:00 last night. the coroner's office took over the investigation after the detectives ruled out criminal activity. the 39-year-old buried his wife and actress in december. the coroner ruled her death accidental caused by complications from pneumonia. jessica, back to you. he's credited as executive producer of the 2006 film "factory girl." britney murphy was in several movies. and the battle over bringing slots to the area is in the courtroom today. the opponents got the
signatures necessary to put the issues before the voters -- voters this fall. they're overlooking the fraud in this procedure. baltimore city put more speed cameras in the school zones. those caught speeding will receive a 40-dollar fine in the mail. there will be signs to alert the drivers of the new cameras. another rainy day. it's cloudy and occasional drizzle this noon. hopefully things will turn around. we're live with the coverage and marty's in the out back and first, bernadette woods. good afternoon, jessica and everyone out there. we'll show you the satellite radar. we had drizzle around this morning and fog and low clouds, and where has ahead into the -- and as we head into the afternoon, we'll see the clouds lift a little bit.
we'll switch it to the radar now and show you here's where the storm has gone, it's drifted to the south and that's where we're seeing the heavier rain and thunderstorms. as this makes it offshores, it will combine with another one. good afternoon, everyone. just give me your attention for 30 seconds. this could be kind of important. let's look at a graphic. well, of course, we've been through the morning and we'll talk later about our conditions blow torching and sunny and temperatures in the 90s, wednesday, thursday, and friday. well, there's a deep area of low pressure trying to form off of the carolina capes. at a minimum, it will give us rough surf and it could become a tropical tropical depression and a storm. that would get the name of alex. er and right there, there's a 50% chance that could happen. there and the mere fact it's
discussed here. the week before the memorial day holiday weekend. it has our attention and if nothing else, going down@shore. you should be, well, have your sixes heightened. and there could be rough surfs because of that. we'll watch it for you, that would indeed change the out look over the next five days and to be honest, that's more july 4thlike. bernadette woods will have the details coming up shortly for you. now, back inside. south west airlines is offering an escape from the rain. as of today, they've added two daily flights to florida's newest airport. the airport is north of panama city and south west is celebrating with a beached theme display at bwi. still to come on wjz-13 eyewitness news at noon.
a guilty verdict for the man accused of killing people -- he was convicted of being guilty for all charges in a new jersey schoolyard. the victims suffered a gunshot wound to the back of his head. someone who married into the british royal family is caught trying to cash in on the connection. >> 500,000 pounds when you can to me. the footage from the tabloid shows sara ferguson offering information on prince andrew in exchange for $725,000 or 52000 pounds.
she said she's having financial trouble. lindsey lohan was before a judge today in beverly hills. she skipped a court appearance last week. she still faces other consequences including an order to abstain from alcohol and wear a alcohol monitoring bracelet and submit to drug testing. this stimes from two arrests in 2007. from the first time today, we're hearing from the teen who scaled mount everest. this is the first video of jordan. the california 8th grader reached the peak saturday. he gave his first interview this morning. >> well, it was a lot of complications going on. you know, everything freezes up and it's cold up here. and man, well, oxygen masks on.
it's tough, we're high above the 8000-meter mark. yeah, it was harder than i thought it would be. >> he still has one more mountain left -- he plans on scaling the 16,000-foot mountain in antarctica. >> been there, done that, nothing. did it with my heels on. >> well, think about the snow and take a live look outside. our complete weather forecast is 2 1/2 minutes away. >> first, here's the midday stocks. we'll be back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
well, this storm is losing it's hold and it could come back into play. here's how it looked. you can see the rain rotating through and then, drizzle around for the morning hours. and then, you'll see the yellow, that's where the clouds are beak up -- breaking up. we have a flood warning for the river and it will lower itself over the next 6 to 12 hours. winds are out of the east and they're picking up a little bit out there. that's going to mix up the atmosphere and allow the sunshine so break out.
we're going to rise a few more degrees today. it's muggy, the dew point is 62 degrees and we'll stay muggy into tomorrow. 70 in d.c.. and so, we got this hoped up. i want to show you what's going on. the storm pushes off to the south and it will head out over the ocean and it could combine with another storm out there. this could take on a tropical formation and come into play in the forecast. and now, while that's going on, tomorrow, the sunshine is going to break through and then, on wednesday, we'll expect to see a hot afternoon as a new front comes down from the north. there's a chance for a thunderstorm later on wednesday and a better chance thursday and friday with this next front coming down from the north. otherwise, cooler air for the weekend behind that front. i want to show you how it looks now. here's the storm and notice the clouds offshore. that's the low being monitored
by the national hurricane center taking on the tropical formation possibly. forecast for today, looks like this, clouds limited and sunshine, we could see a spotty shower and 73 for the high. it will be muggy. tonight, 64 and tomorrow, other than morning fog, with aol see the sunshine returning and up into the 80s and muggy, wednesday, warmer before the next front comes into play and a lot of the five day will depend on what happens offshore. it will become a tropical system that takes over the entire weather pattern. we'll have the five day coming up. and still to come on eyewitness news at noon, surgery safety, a change in hospitals that could prevent death and complications. >> here are the top stories on wjz.com at this hour. for the updates on the day's news, log on to wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
of surgical complications fell by a 1/3. and cancer survivers may want to give yoga a try. a study showed that those who took part in yoga slept better and it cut fatigue by close to half. check back in today and we'll have more about the u.s. hikers jailed in rye ran -- iran. did the women convince the people to let their children go. and crib deaths, what a lawmaker is trying to do now. that's after dr. phil. stay with us, the five-day forecast is next. ,,,,,,,,,,
welcome back, what are you laughing about. >> well, they said you have 25 seconds for the five day. well, five seconds a day. that's what we've boiled it down to. nice and hot, the normal, 76, we're getting closer to 90 on wednesday and thursday. and we're, well, we're watching this low down to the south. it could throw rip currents our way by the coast and if it develops, it may thank change the weather. stay tuned on wjz.com. right now, we're looking good.